For population 25 years and over in Charleston:
For population 15 years and over in Charleston city:
23 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $487 (0.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fort Smith, AR (20.8 miles , pop. 80,268).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (121.1 miles , pop. 393,049).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (233.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Branch, AR (2.2 miles ), Lavaca, AR (2.8 miles ), Ratcliff, AR (3.0 miles) , Caulksville, AR (3.1 miles ), Central City, AR (3.4 miles ), Booneville, AR (3.6 miles ), Greenwood, AR (3.6 miles ), Kibler, AR (3.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 35.30 N, Longitude: 94.04 W
Area code: 479
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Charleston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +824 (+38.5%).
Work and jobs in Charleston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Charleston, Arkansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Charleston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/26/1976, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.2 miles away from the Charleston city center killed 2 people and injured 64 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 4/19/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.6 miles away from the city center killed 14 people and injured 270 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Charleston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/27/2000 at 01:28:45, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 0.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.8 miles away from Charleston center
On 9/7/2007 at 10:40:47, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Landslide: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Dale Bumpers - (born 1925), politician, John Adams (American football) - Football player, Otis Davis (baseball) - Baseball player.
Hospitals/medical centers near Charleston:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charleston:
Public high school in Charleston:
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Public elementary/middle school in Charleston:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.69. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.00376. This is significantly better than average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 5.58. This is significantly worse than average. There were 22 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. There were 28 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Charleston and their reported violations in the past:CHARLESTON WATERWORKS (Population served: 3325, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 10.4%
(9.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
84 people in nursing homes in 2000
Charleston compared to Arkansas state average:
Banks with branches in Charleston (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Charleston (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.56%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,327 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,756 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Charleston fatal accident list:
Jul 5, 1987 03:00 AM, 4thst, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jun 16, 1984 09:59 AM, 22s2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 2, 1984 08:40 PM, 22s2, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 1981 11:00 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 8, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 2
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 662 meters (2,172ft)
Total costs: $9,000
Total average daily traffic: 9,724
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,617
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Charleston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charleston)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charleston, AR
Businesses in Charleston, AR